August 24, 2005

cringe-inducing...

One of the things that makes me want to sink through the floor is when I see members of my generation, the "Baby Boomers," who try to pretend that they are still in the 60's. Graying arthritic people still wearing long hair, jeans, frumpy hippy-dresses...it's so pathetic; I want to slink away and say "I'm not part of this, I'm older, or younger! I have no connection with people who still smoke pot and listen to Crosby, Stills and Nash."

It seems to clear to me that part of the problem is what I theorized about in my Raindrop Theory. If you don't have an underlying political and social philosophy, you can't adapt to new things and new conditions. You have no compass. The endless Vietnam comparisons just reveal people desperate to go back to when the world seemed to make sense to them. Sheehan and the others are apparently now calling the terrorists and Ba'athists "freedom fighters." How cretinous can you be? How utterly sick. And, as usual, being "anti-war" just means being anti-American war. The "freedom fighters" and Viet Cong and Palestinians can slaughter and torture as many people as they like, without a peep of protest from the hypocrites who claim to be anti-war.

And now we have old Joan Baez joining the lefty appeasers in Crawford, and apparently still singing those same stupid songs. "Where Have All The Flowers Gone" sounded profound when I was about 15. But I grew up.

And how does that song go? "Where have all the graveyards gone?" Well, graveyards we got. Graveyards for hundreds of thousands of Iraqis. Only thing is, this time Baez and Sheehan and all the fake-pacifists are FOR these graveyards. They are on the side of the murderers.

Mass grave in Iraq

Posted by John Weidner at August 24, 2005 12:54 PM
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